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St. Bernardus Pater 6 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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St. Bernardus Pater 6St. Bernardus Pater 6

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 48
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2002)
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter

Three finger head, jet black beer

S: Dark fruits, hops, alcohol

T: Fruits, hops, and great barley

M: Moderate, like a weissbier!!!

Overall, this is a beer I strongly endorse and recommend! I will have this beer again when a celebration truly calls for it. This is not a session beer, it is a after-dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 21:05:37 | More by BierStein711
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Theitos

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-13-2011 00:16:04 | More by Theitos
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Mreyes69

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-12-2011 00:08:47 | More by Mreyes69
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-11-2011 05:42:35 | More by animal69
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-10-2011 19:04:02 | More by kayrex
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-10-2011 15:29:29 | More by FarmerTed
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of 5/5/2014. Picked this up as part of a holiday gift pack, which conveniently included a St. Bernardus goblet.

Poured a ruby-brownish color with a cloudy consistency. Lots of fluffy cream-colored head initially, which reduced to a thin half-finger in a few minutes. Smells included a variety of fruit; banana and cherry were the most prevelant and there were hints of vanilla as well. Tasted of raisins and dates, along with sweet biscuity malt. There was a subtle dry hoppiness at the end of the taste which pleasantly contrasted the sweetness at the front. Very well balanced! A little bit of natural carbonation gave this beer an easy-drinking medium body.

Overall I really enjoyed Pater 6. This was my first forray into the St. Bernardus family, and I really enjoyed the experience. This was by far the smoothest and most well-balanced dubbel I've ever tasted. Lots of complex taste, but no one aspect overpowered the others. Can't wait to try the others!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 02:35:30 | More by shangwang
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Dark mahogany color with a very light tan head. Head is about one finger width and dissipates quickly. Smells like very ripe fruit. Plums, and ripe banana. I think the taste follows the smell pretty well on this one. Sweet with very little hoppiness that I can detect. Very smooth and drinkable. Like most Belgian ales, it just gets better and more complex as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 23:51:25 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2011 04:08:00 | More by rab53
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-08-2011 22:55:13 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-08-2011 18:46:37 | More by Stouttyme
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-07-2011 12:39:49 | More by ROGUE16
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a St. Bernardus branded goblet. Pours a chocolately/mahogany brown, with a two-finger ivory colored bubbly head that reduces to a thin frothy lid.

Has a pleasant smell, with yeast, tang, banana, dark fruit, and hints of chocolate.

Smooth and soft, it starts with mild chocolate, cloves and figs, becoming more tangy and less sweet as you get further into the beer. Hints of molasses and a sweet bread are present as well.

This manages to feel soft and carbonated, even frothy, all at the same time.

This gets better and better as you get further into it. The tastes meld wonderfully, and the feel is soft, airy and bubbly, yet with plenty of flavor to give it enough heft to remind you this is a darker beer. According to their website, the water used in their beer comes from a spring 150 meters below the earth, with water that "scientists have proved" is derived from rainfall from when Jeanne D'Arc was alive. Definitely give this a try, it has got to be my favorite dubbel thus far.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 03:04:47 | More by TheHoppiest
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-06-2011 18:50:53 | More by kjkinsey
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-06-2011 17:48:04 | More by jophish17
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-06-2011 03:14:00 | More by Mtnbeerman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-05-2011 21:51:18 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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josefnewsong

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-05-2011 00:56:29 | More by josefnewsong
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-04-2011 18:32:14 | More by whallgren
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

This beer poured out a strange hazy brown/watered down purple kool-aid color that I have never quite seen before (although the closest colored beer I have drank like this is Trois Pistoles.) The aroma is of sweet caramel malts and figs. The initial flavor is dominated by sweet and earthy tones, then towards the end of the swallow a spicy dryness steps in the the flavor profile. This beer leaves your mouth a little dry and thirsty for another drink with a residual sweetness hanging on your tongue. The level of carbonation seems a bit high for this as well. This is a good solid beer and this is the first time I have had it. It is good to be had and get it off of my BA checklist, but if I ever want another St. Bernardus I much prefer the 12 (the quad-which is easily one of my favorite beers out there.)

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 05:26:17 | More by jifigz
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-04-2011 03:49:45 | More by bigred89
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-02-2011 22:16:36 | More by charladam
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ales4baldo

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-02-2011 00:25:23 | More by ales4baldo
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2011 23:35:29 | More by uturn
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-01-2011 23:27:39 | More by rekel
St. Bernardus Pater 6 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
92 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.